Mar 3, 2023
After conquering his addictions, Tim Stewart changes his world and others for the better.
Tim Stewart's substance abuse began at an
early age. Growing up on his family's farm, which included a bar
and a hotel of dubious repute, Tim abided by the family code that
put work ahead of everything, including play and education. Tim's
influencers were adults who introduced him to tobacco, alcohol,
pot, and prostitution.
Over time, the drugs and alcohol consumed his life, and Tim enlisted in the Air Force to escape. The discipline he learned on the farm and in the military, combined with his gift for the gab, enabled him to be a functional addict until harder and harder drugs took over his life. Tim went into rehab eleven times to break his substance abuse, only to fail himself and his family.
At age 40, Tim's world collapsed. Homeless, with two pairs of pants, two shirts, and eight dollars in his pocket, Tim Stewart found himself on a bus to St Louis. The trip changed his life and his calling. Instead of depending on drugs, he found and chose a path where those in need could count on him.
Today, his speaking handle is "TalkMan Talk." As a life coach, Tim Stewart shares what it meant to live on the street and the 12 principles that saved his life. In doing so, he hopes to make a profound difference in the lives of others.
Mark Beckles, Vice President, Social Impact and Innovation at RBC, returns to the show. As always, with grace and heart, Mark talks about their Future Launch platform and other RBC initiatives to help Canadian youth find a purposeful path in life.
To connect with Tim Stewart: https://www.talkmantalk.com
To learn more about RBC Future Launch: https://www.rbc.com/dms/enterprise/futurelaunch/